Originally Posted by Walkabout
Yes, I recognise your graphic description of the Autobahns (and certain types of cars with associated driving standards) but the minor roads are not so bad in, for example, Bavaria or the Harz mountains.
There is still more room to move on the roads in Germany than there is in the UK as a general statement - lots of exceptions of course: you can still ride around parts of the UK with hardly any other traffic, especially when it is not a weekend!
Oh yes definitely, that's what I meant
rather to use the bigger side roads that's th "B-roads" called (Bundesstrasse) with yellow signs, motorways are the "A-roads" (Autobahn) with blue signs, more to see on there B-roads, you can stop any where you like, cheaper fuel, shops, pubs, small hotels and less traffic you may need good maps not to get lost, main towns are signet out very well
just one more quick reason not to use the "A-roads" is that Germany is a highly used Transit country for all the European HGV from eastern Europe and the rest of it.... well the RH-lane of the A-roads is often very badly washed out by this big Truck tires.... and the Gov. rather takes the road tax to stuff other holes but not the one's on the roads.
Well you know... about the roads in the UK.... I used to live around the Costworlds for eight years and came around a lot on that rock
well the traffic can be bad, but the country lanes are worth while to explore and easy going, regardless where you are riding, the rush hour is best to sit out some where nice before hitting the roads again
Last edited by spooky; 14 Jul 2007 at 08:46.